Harvey Community Resource Centre supports locals to access TAFE

The Harvey Community Resource Centre is continuing to support prospective students by offering funding for Harvey TAFE courses that help people develop skills to gain work or go on to further study.

Earlier this year, the Harvey Community Resource Centre (HCRC) received funding, through the Shire of Harvey and Lotterywest, to help local people affected by COVID-19, or those who had reduced opportunities to find study or work due to the pandemic.

This latest funding will cover course fees for the Harvey locals who start a course in February.

South Regional TAFE Campus Manager Roche Angon said she was very pleased the community collaboration with the Harvey Community Resource Centre would continue.

“The students who participated in HCRC-funded GATE [Gaining Access to Training and Employment] course this semester have almost finished their studies and they are motivated to use their skills to apply for work,” she said.

“We look forward to discussing training options for 2021 with prospective students.”

Anyone interested in taking up this opportunity should contact the Harvey campus for further details.

HCRC manager Tracey-Ann Davis said she wants to help local people improve their lives.

“Anyone who is struggling financially since COVID-19 or needs support to get into a job or further training should think about taking up this opportunity,” she said.

“We want to build a bridge to further education and employment.”

Cody Birch, who is currently completing the HCRC-funded GATE course, said he found the course extremely helpful.

“I’m meeting new people and learning a lot of different skills that will hopefully help me to find a job,” he said.

Student Janette Boylan also enjoys the new Harvey campus facilities.

“To be able to walk into a really nice room and just get down to studying makes a big difference,” she said.

The grants are community specific but are also open to Yarloop and Brunswick residents.

Course areas at the Harvey campus include individual support, education support, early childhood education and business administration. Students may also opt to take courses such as general education for adults, GATE and spoken and written English to gain skills for further training and employment.

For more information, phone the Harvey campus on 6371 3050 or visit the campus page.

The Harvey campus is now located at 7 James Stirling Place, Harvey.

Pictured is campus manager Roche Angon with lecturer Linda Noonan and Tina Weedon ready to welcome new student to the Harvey campus.